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Hi Ron,

I started off with the K5 system and a number of other little items, multi-mark, screw wheel, etc.  I have my eye on a couple of the Mobile Project Centers.  Just knocked out an 8' 4-tiers shelving unit for the garage last weekend.  All I had was the K5 jig system, a chop saw, tape measure (pencil), speed square and a drill.  Great little jig that K5.  Many improvements over the K4 and worth the money.

Mark

Hey Mark,

Thanks for the info. Will begin looking around for the best deal.

Mark Buono said:

Hi Ron,

I started off with the K5 system and a number of other little items, multi-mark, screw wheel, etc.  I have my eye on a couple of the Mobile Project Centers.  Just knocked out an 8' 4-tiers shelving unit for the garage last weekend.  All I had was the K5 jig system, a chop saw, tape measure (pencil), speed square and a drill.  Great little jig that K5.  Many improvements over the K4 and worth the money.

Mark

Hello everyone. Newbie here.

Cheers, Larita!

Larita P Willaims said:

Hello everyone. Newbie here.

Hello there! My name is Sebastian and I live in Cordoba, Argentina.

I have been into woodworking for almost 3 years, and it's both a therapy and help in the house. I recently bought a Kreg R3 but I'm strugling with purchasing the screws. I just got the chance to request some to a friend that is travelling in the US, but it sucks to have to use the drywall ones.

I'll post the pocket joinery projects as soon as I have them, thank you for adding me to the community!

Hello, My name is Larry Grimes. I'm a retired aircraft electrician. I moved from Oregon back to Missouri to the farm that I was raised on. I built a dome home from a kit here on the farm. I recently bought a Kreg K4 pocket hole jig, it works great. So I guess I've got the bug and doing a few simple projects to start with. I'm still a beginner though. That is why I here to learn what I can.

Hi, Joe Fleming here.  Born and raised in Des Moines, IA, but have lived in San Diego, CA for 31 years.  Studied engineering at Iowa State.  

I started out as a flat woodworker, but have been primarily a woodturner for almost 20 years.  I'm doing some carving now too. 

I have a project right now to build some partitions with plywood that can be disassembled once a year, and pocket hole joinery seems like a good solution.  That's why I'm here.  Joe

Double reply.  Sorry.



Roy Coulman said:

Hi, Jerry.  I hope you've been getting lots of use out of your K3 jig in the past year.

About the sandpaper problem, I've gone through that as well.  I used to have a small sign shop and made lots of signs out of Plexiglas, usually 1/8" or 1/4" thick.  After cutting the blanks to size on a panel saw or table saw, I would sand the edges smooth and slightly round the sharp edges and corners to prevent cuts.  I used a router and router table occasionally, but it left the edges as sharp as a knife and they still needed some sanding.  So my tool of choice was a drywalll sander with a large comfortable handle and a thin foam pad under the paper.  You can imagine how those sharp edges cut into the sandpaper, leaving it in shreds while the grit was still good.

Like you, I got fed up with the waste and looked for something to keep the backing intact.  Packing tape was the answer.  Plain ordinary carton packing tape.  I covered the back of the sheets with it, slightly overlapping the strips as I went.  That proved to be the answer.  The paper didn't shred at all and I was able to use each sheet until the grit was gone, far longer than the uncoated sheets used to last.  Hopefully this solution will work for you.  Roy.


This message was a reply to Jerry Gilles' message posted on June 1, 2016, on Page 216.  I don't know how it wound up at the bottom of this list.  Sorry.

Hi, My name is Gabe and I live at Bacchus Marsh, Australia. I have been woodworking for a few years and have been a fan of Kreg gear for a little while now. I have joined the community to source ideas and projects to keep me busy. I am also looking forward to meeting fellow woodworkers to share experiences and to have a good old chat. I have recently built a new work bench to fit in my small shop and will post a picture of it. 

Hope to see you out there!

Another Australian...

I was a welder till a shoulder injury put me out to pasture 20 years ago.

I have way too many Bosch tools and my Kreg router table arrived today with a Triton router to join my 240v Foreman. Takes me longer to do things and the heavy lifting has to be worked around.

Toyed with the idea of a saw horse 2 x 4 rail workbench that I could move around to free up shed space when needed till I realised I wasn't going to be able to lift the top off. Found something on youtube that might solve that problem.

https://youtu.be/38yPR25VSw4

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